The year of the dog: primary education pack


To help primary schools celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog, James Trapp (UCL IOE Primary Network Coordinator) worked with the British Council to develop some creative teaching resources.

The education pack is free to download (click here). It contains information and activities to help teachers and pupils learn more about this important spring festival and explore Chinese language and culture.

Your pupils can read a traditional story to find out how Er Lang and his dogs captured the Monkey King and learn to give commands in Chinese to our animated dog called Dumpling (Jiaozi). You can also read letters from Chinese children about their pets and get creative making clay dogs and paintings and cooking Chinese dumplings.